Swisslog (er, KUKA) Acquires FORTE Industries. Why?
Big time consolidation is rolling into logistics and intralogistics. Just ask Swisslog.
(April 21, 2015)
Intellibot Robotics Acquired by Sealed Air Corp.
Sealed Air expands into robot floor cleaning with acquisition.
(April 17, 2015)
China South Rail Buys U.K. Robot Maker
Zhuzhou CSR Times Electric is buying Specialist Machine Developments, following China's strategy of gaining robotics expertise through acquisition.
(April 16, 2015)
Segway and Ninebot Roll Off Together as a Couple
Crowd-funded into existence in 2012 by a team of Chinese robotics engineers, Ninebot has expanded rapidly and globally.
(April 16, 2015)
ABB Buys Gomtec, Expands Co-Robot Offerings
ABB Group announced that it has bought Gomtec, and both companies expect to benefit from shared resources for promoting safer industrial automation.
(April 14, 2015)
Careful Robotic Hand Picks Its Way Through Technical, Competitive Challenges
A robotic hand developed at TU Delft copies biological movement to nimbly handle fruit for the growing international market.
(March 21, 2015)
Bionik Corp. Acquires Exoskeleton Maker Bionik Inc. for $6.2M
Bionik Corp. Acquires Exoskeleton Maker for $6.2M
(February 27, 2015)
RMT Robotics Joins Muratec Group as Part of Cimcorp Acquisition
RMT Robotics, a Cimcorp Oy company, joined the Muratec Group as part of the acquisition of Cimcorp Oy and its subsidiaries by Kyoto, Japan-based Murata Machinery, Ltd. Together, the companies will provide material handling solutions to a global client base. Both Muratec and Cimcorp will continue business operations going forward with no change to their current strategies.
(November 10, 2014)
KUKA Falls First, Buys Swisslog for $335M. Who’s Next?
Fluke, aberration, or sign of the times is KUKA’s $335M purchase of mobile robotics maker Swisslog?
(September 29, 2014)
Boeing, Liquid Robotics Team Up on Maritime Drones
Boeing and Liquid Robotics, two RBR50 companies, have signed a multiyear agreement to collaborate on autonomous ocean robots that will handle a variety of surveillance jobs. Terms of the deal were undisclosed, but a Liquid exec says it could be worth hundreds of millions and lead to a future IPO.
(September 24, 2014)
Flying Robots Meet Game Cubes as 3DR Buys Sifteo
The merger's full implementation will take place over the next year, with Sifteo directly providing technical support to its existing customers until the end of July 2015.
(July 30, 2014)
Taiwanese Firms Form Industrial Robot Alliance
Advantech and Hiwin Technologies have formed a strategic alliance for robot manufacturing, adding that they plan to build a robotics ecosystem to help system integrators or robotic arm producers target different applications in China.
(July 28, 2014)
And the Winner Is? Google, Once Again!
Up, up and away in Google's air force.
(April 14, 2014)